The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 65 61 83
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +22
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 54 75 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.73% 2.60% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 3.28% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 47 25
Median daily rate £315 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £278 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.22 £30.91 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-21.65% +128.96%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1589 2287 2198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 80.41% 79.33% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 940 1202 1231
Median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 40 24
Median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.35 £16.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Scotland region.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Scotland region.

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +14 30 £338 +8.00% 3
Glasgow +1 19 £263 -38.23% 1
Aberdeen -9 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
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User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 42 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (32.48%) Finance
3 28 (23.93%) SQL
4 27 (23.08%) Oracle
5 22 (18.80%) Banking
6 18 (15.38%) Java
6 18 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
7 17 (14.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (14.53%) Linux
8 15 (12.82%) Migration
8 15 (12.82%) Unix
8 15 (12.82%) JIRA
8 15 (12.82%) QA
8 15 (12.82%) Test Scripting
9 14 (11.97%) System Testing
9 14 (11.97%) Test Strategy
10 13 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (11.11%) Test Management
10 13 (11.11%) Business Analysis
11 12 (10.26%) Spring
11 12 (10.26%) Integration Testing
11 12 (10.26%) Test Automation
11 12 (10.26%) User Stories
12 11 (9.40%) ISEB
12 11 (9.40%) Windows
12 11 (9.40%) Microsoft
13 10 (8.55%) Regression Testing
13 10 (8.55%) Test Planning
14 9 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (7.69%) Workflow

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (6.84%) JBoss
1 8 (6.84%) WebLogic
2 6 (5.13%) Apache
2 6 (5.13%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (5.13%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.42%) SAS
3 4 (3.42%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.71%) ArcGIS
4 2 (1.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.85%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.85%) Confluence
5 1 (0.85%) IIS
5 1 (0.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (5.98%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.56%) MS Office
3 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (5.13%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (4.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.56%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.85%) Endur
4 1 (0.85%) Findur
4 1 (0.85%) Minerva
4 1 (0.85%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.42%) SaaS
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.85%) IaaS
2 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.71%) DNS
2 1 (0.85%) ATM
2 1 (0.85%) Firewall
2 1 (0.85%) HTTP
2 1 (0.85%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (0.85%) SSL
2 1 (0.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (6.84%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.13%) MarkLogic
3 6 (5.13%) NoSQL
3 6 (5.13%) RDBMS
4 5 (4.27%) DB2
4 5 (4.27%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.56%) Base SAS
5 3 (2.56%) GIS
5 3 (2.56%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.85%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.85%) Big Data
6 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (12.82%) JIRA
2 5 (4.27%) JUnit
3 4 (3.42%) Selenium
4 3 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.71%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.71%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.71%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.71%) Maven
5 2 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.85%) Appium
6 1 (0.85%) Grunt
6 1 (0.85%) gulp
6 1 (0.85%) JMeter
6 1 (0.85%) SilkTest
6 1 (0.85%) Subversion
General
1 38 (32.48%) Finance
2 22 (18.80%) Banking
3 9 (7.69%) Retail
4 7 (5.98%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.42%) Law
6 3 (2.56%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.71%) Front Office
7 2 (1.71%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.71%) Legal
7 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.85%) Billing
8 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.85%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (38.46%) Analyst
2 31 (26.50%) Test Analyst
3 18 (15.38%) Developer
4 16 (13.68%) Test Manager
5 13 (11.11%) Business Analyst
6 9 (7.69%) Java Developer
7 8 (6.84%) Tester
7 8 (6.84%) UAT Analyst
7 8 (6.84%) UAT Test Analyst
8 7 (5.98%) Project Manager
9 6 (5.13%) Banking Analyst
9 6 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (5.13%) Test Leader
10 5 (4.27%) Scala Developer
11 4 (3.42%) Agile Test Manager
11 4 (3.42%) Data Business Analyst
11 4 (3.42%) Senior Test Analyst
11 4 (3.42%) UAT Manager
11 4 (3.42%) UAT Test Manager
11 4 (3.42%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.26%) Spring
2 9 (7.69%) Hibernate
3 6 (5.13%) AngularJS
3 6 (5.13%) Apache Commons
3 6 (5.13%) Drools
3 6 (5.13%) Ext JS
3 6 (5.13%) J2EE
3 6 (5.13%) jBPM
3 6 (5.13%) JSP
3 6 (5.13%) Servlets
4 5 (4.27%) J2SE
5 4 (3.42%) Web Services
6 3 (2.56%) CSS
6 3 (2.56%) HTML
6 3 (2.56%) XML
7 2 (1.71%) JMS
7 2 (1.71%) JPA
7 2 (1.71%) Middleware
7 2 (1.71%) SOAP
7 2 (1.71%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (6.84%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.27%) Equity Derivative
5 4 (3.42%) EMC VMAX
5 4 (3.42%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.42%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.56%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.71%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.71%) Minimum Viable Product
7 2 (1.71%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.71%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.71%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.71%) User Experience
8 1 (0.85%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.85%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.85%) Derivative
8 1 (0.85%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.53%) Linux
2 15 (12.82%) Unix
3 11 (9.40%) Windows
4 2 (1.71%) Android
4 2 (1.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
3 17 (14.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (12.82%) Migration
4 15 (12.82%) Test Scripting
5 14 (11.97%) System Testing
5 14 (11.97%) Test Strategy
6 13 (11.11%) Business Analysis
6 13 (11.11%) Test Management
7 12 (10.26%) Integration Testing
7 12 (10.26%) Test Automation
7 12 (10.26%) User Stories
8 10 (8.55%) Regression Testing
8 10 (8.55%) Test Planning
9 9 (7.69%) CRM
9 9 (7.69%) Manual Testing
9 9 (7.69%) Workflow
10 8 (6.84%) Asset Management
10 8 (6.84%) Open Source
10 8 (6.84%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (23.93%) SQL
2 18 (15.38%) Java
3 8 (6.84%) PL/SQL
4 7 (5.98%) Perl
5 5 (4.27%) Scala
5 5 (4.27%) VBA
6 4 (3.42%) C
7 3 (2.56%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.56%) Python
8 2 (1.71%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (9.40%) ISEB
2 9 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 8 (6.84%) Degree
4 6 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.71%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) CISSP
6 1 (0.85%) IISP
6 1 (0.85%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.82%) QA
2 5 (4.27%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (3.42%) SLA
4 2 (1.71%) FATCA
4 2 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 1 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (3.42%) SRDF
2 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (5.98%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.42%) TADDM
2 4 (3.42%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.85%) ArcSight ESM
3 1 (0.85%) QRadar
3 1 (0.85%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.85%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 27 (23.08%) Oracle
2 11 (9.40%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.69%) HP
4 5 (4.27%) IBM
4 5 (4.27%) Sybase
5 4 (3.42%) EMC
6 2 (1.71%) ESRI
6 2 (1.71%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.85%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.85%) Charles River
7 1 (0.85%) Fidessa
7 1 (0.85%) MapR
7 1 (0.85%) OpenText
7 1 (0.85%) SAP
7 1 (0.85%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.85%) Splunk
7 1 (0.85%) Symantec
Bathgate, West Lothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £225 - £230 per day
Posted: 2 days ago